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"Mister Ed" - Ed the Beneficiary

Published 1962

"Mister Ed" episode 'Ed the Beneficiary', which for unknown reasons has entered the public domain. The show was about a Man who was friends with a talking horse.

Run time Approx 25 Minutes
Audio/Visual sound, Black and White


Reviewer: kburley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 22, 2013
Subject: Mister Ed
In this episode of Mister Ed, Ed learns about a cat who receives a lot of money as the beneficiary of a will. Mister Ed then wants to become a part of Wilbur’s will. Wilber attempts to make arrangements for Mister Ed in his will, but makes a fool of himself due to how much cares for the horse. Wilbur’s wife, Carol, then believes Wilbur is terminally ill since he has made changes to the will. She and her neighbors covertly invite a doctor over under the guise of a golf lesson. The episode concludes with a funny, happy ending and Ed stays in the will although Carol made Wilbur sleep in the barn
This episode aired January 21, 1962 and was the fourteenth episode of the second season.
Mister Ed was a sitcom about a horse who only talked to his owner, often creating comical situations and trouble. Mister Ed was produced by Al Simon and Arthur Lubin and was distributed by FIlmways and MGM. The half-hour show originally ran from January 1961 to February 1966, first in syndication and then on CBS during primetime due to its popularity. Mister Ed was sponsored by Studebaker-Packard Corporation, and their cars are featured on the show. (krb/110).
Reviewer: hgoodall - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2012
Subject: I remember Mr. Ed
This was a great sitcom
Reviewer: nicholsjoshua35 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 16, 2012
Subject: Mr Ed Rocks!
I'm a twenty-two-year-old and I love this show! I remember when I was a child , I use to love to watch Mr Ed, Looney Tunes, Batman (The Animated Series), and listen to R.E.M.. Mr Ed is one of the best TV Shows ever, Jerry Falwell be damned this show was in no way demonic.
Reviewer: retrowatcher - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2012
Subject: I see no renewal
I was wondering if it was PD but I checked and have found no renewal.

Chime in please if anyone knows anything different.

Thank you.
Reviewer: turkiniowa - - January 21, 2011
Subject: What a great sitcom "Mr. Ed" would be today!
Being 57 yrs. old now & disabled for last 4 yrs. or so, I've found it comforting to know that when I'm having sleep deprevation problems in very early morning hours, I can tune into THIS network & watch reruns of "Mr. Ed", the show I grew up with as a youngster. Maybe I'm wrong & maybe I'm not, but I'd bet that if one of the networks ran a newer version of the sitcom, it would be a big hit with many people tuning in. Even the original scripts are humorous today & wouldn't need much changing. Plus, with todays advanced special effects, they wouldn't have to use a nylon wire or peanut butter to make it look like good ol' Ed was talking. Thanks!
Reviewer: adamelijah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 4, 2010
Subject: A Horse Of Course...
A great episode, nice solid comedy. Alan Young is hilarious.
Reviewer: the kaptain - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 26, 2010
Subject: Empty Feedbag Blues
Greetings fellow Ed lovers. I found my way here today for the first time due to another sturdy animal. My neighbours sorely fed up Amex pit bull who was barking the recognised chords of the empty belly blues, home alone again.
Which as a random thought reminded me of the classic Ed episode about having the empty feedbag blues. So on line to surf for the lovable rogue. And here he is. Great to see the old poser again after all these years
Reviewer: cathyftr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 6, 2009
Subject: Connie Hines
Believe it or not I saw a recent pic of her..and she STILL LOOKS THE SAME !!!! Alan Young...well he IS 90 years old.

About Connie..many TV trivia books ( and other websites ) over the years had made the clamim that both Young & Hines really didn't like do Mr. Ed and only took the jobs "..for the paycheck". Actually both Hines and Young denied ever making that claim and both would love to do a reunion of Mr. Ed if given the chance.

Wasn't there plans for a live-action Mr.Ed some years back with Sherman "George Jefferson" Hemsley doing Ed's voice?
Reviewer: 60skid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2009
Subject: notes on mr ed
alan young is a saintly man...connie hines was a living doll back then, too bad tv history sexy ladies lists do not include her. going back only to barbara eden or the girls of gilligans island..i guess there were not any sexy ladies from 1948 to 1965 !
Reviewer: fred9812 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2009
Subject: What?
Mr. Drysdale without his toupee? And Wilbur's Lark is featured in the show but it's too bad the original Studebaker commercials are gone.
Reviewer: glenn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2008
Subject: Glenn Seal of Approval
This show has earned the Glenn Seal of Approval. (if that sounds pompous, think of it as a '5-star plus' rating

An excellent premise (there exists a talking horse) which takes a minimum of suspension of disbelief.

The resulting plotlines are often as classicly comedic as anything produced by Desilu -- and I am a huge fan of Lucille Ball.

This show could be easily a hit even for today's "sophisticated tastes", it would be great to see a remake. Very strange for there to be exactly 2 episodes available in public domain.
Reviewer: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2008
Subject: WTF?????
You know, I was skeptical about this being PD, but I checked and YES, It really is PD!!!!! Indeed, there are only 2 PD episodes of this show. Either way, This show ROCKS!
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